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Mantell, Gideon Algernon

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Pronunciation: /manˈtɛl
 
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Definition of Mantell, Gideon Algernon in English:

( 1790–1852), English geologist. Mantell is best known as the first person to recognize dinosaur remains as reptilian. In 1825 he published a description of the teeth of a ‘giant fossil lizard’ which he named Iguanodon.

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